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USACFITS is an organization designed to promote the advancement of knowledge related to the study and application of digital forensics and information technology security and assurance.  USACFITS is supported by the University of South Alabama, the School of Computing, and a capacity-building grant received from the Department of Defense under its Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP).

Letter designating the University of South Alabama as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated the University of South Alabama as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education.

Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program letter validating that the University of South Alabama courseware meets all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standards for: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and System Administrators (SA), CNSSI No. 4013 Entry Level

Administrative endorsement letter for the University of South Alabama School of Computing effort to apply for National Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) status.

USA CyberScholars Program: The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides scholarship funding for students in exchange for service in a government position for a period equal to the length of scholarship funding, typically two years. Students awarded an SFS scholarship participate in a paid summer internship at a federal, state, or local government agency and become part of the Federal CyberCorps, whose mission is to ensure the protection of the US Government’s information infrastructure. Upon graduation SFS scholars are required to serve in a paid information assurance position in federal, state, or local government.

Library Resources

The University of South Alabama library has subscriptions and access to the following journals, which will support the goals of USACFITS.

  1. Accounting technology
  2. ACM journal of computer documentation
  3. ACM transactions on computer systems
  4. ACM transactions on information and system security
  5. ACM transactions on information systems
  6. ACM transactions on Internet technology
  7. Bank network news
  8. Bank systems + technology
  9. Bank technology news
  10. Boardwatch magazine
  11. Cards international
  12. Chief information officer journal
  13. CIO
  14. CIO Canada
  15. CIO insight
  16. Communications of the Association for Information Systems
  17. Computer & Internet lawyer
  18. Corporate EFT report
  19. Database for advances in information systems
  20. Digital systems report
  21. E-service journal
  22. EFT report
  23. Electronic education report
  24. Electronic messaging news
  25. Electronic payments international
  26. Emedia
  27. EXE
  28. eWeek New York N.Y.
  29. Financial service online
  30. FutureBanker New York N.Y.
  31. Government computer news state & local
  32. IBM systems journal
  33. Industrial management + data systems
  34. Industry standard
  35. Information advisor
  36. Information Executive
  37. Information management journal
  38. Information security
  39. Information systems research
  40. Information systems security
  41. Inter@ctive week
  42. International journal of electronic commerce
  43. International journal of foundations of computer science
  44. International review of law, computers & technology
  45. Internet & e-business strategies
  46. Internet lawyer
  47. Internet magazine
  48. Internet research
  49. Internet retailer
  50. Internet tax advisor
  51. Internet world (Westport, Conn. 1998)
  52. InternetWeek
  53. Internetwork
  54. ISP business monthly newsletter
  55. John Marshall journal of computer & information law
  56. Journal of information systems
  57. Journal of information technology
  58. Journal of management information systems
  59. Journal of systems management
  60. Journal of the Association for Information Systems
  61. Label & narrow Web industry
  62. Link-Up (Minneapolis, Minn. 1983)
  63. MultiMedia schools
  64. MIS quarterly
  65. NetGuide
  66. Online
  67. Online user
  68. Performance computing
  69. Program manager
  70. Rutgers computer & technology law journal
  71. Santa Clara computer and high-technology law journal
  72. Security
  73. Wall Street & technology